All posts tagged: spicyfood

Sambar secrets 🍅

It’s the end of the week and one of the unpleasant tasks in the To Do list of food prep for the next week is grating coconuts 🥥. Laborious process, but inescapable as we use coconut in practically all the dishes.  And this is where Sambar scores, it’s a gravy dish that does not require […] Sambar secrets 🍅

Peri Peri Chicken influenced curry chicken roast ( The Island way )

A good roasted chicken recipe is a part of the any good family recipe vault. I feel like it is never enough how many times I make it. it is so delicious, elegant, and simple and at the same time so versatile. If that is not enough reasons to love it, how about the fact that you can serve it with many sides and feed a crowd with a snap. This and so many other reasons that I do not even know, I am always looking for good chicken recipes. I did my post with the title Island way, even though my islanders do not do roasting that often. We do more curried chicken than roasted for our day today meals. Roasting is done in special occasions. It is not surprising to see the spice roots however, looking back at the Southwestern European and Indian influence embedded deep in our way of cooking. Sri Lankan cooking has evolved so much since Portuguese occupation of the island back in 15 th century, even though it is …

Do you like eating chili? Here is a different way !

The Spicy Vegetable Chili Feels like I have been making chili since like forever. I have made so many of them I cannot even keep a count. because you know? it is one of the best comfort foods that not only amazing in the winter but in summer too. May it be the bowl of chili topped with sour cream and bread sprinkled cheddar on top. Over your favorite pasta or to make Nachos with it just could not get any better. Over the years I have made many versions of this dish, with different beans, some with white beans, garbanzo beans or red kidney beans and different meat and veggie combinations. It comes out so much nuttier and flavorful with red kidney beans. I guess you could say I have my favorite. Red kidney beans are so full flavored, and it look gorgeous whenever you cook with it. However, beans are that special ingredient that I like to take my time preparing. Also, it is not an everyday cooking ingredient for me. I know …